Washington, DC—Our politicians are afraid so they want a giant security force to protect them during the week Barack Obama is sworn in. Cops from all over the country are being flown in to assist various local police in the effort.
Officials are claiming a half-billion will show up to celebrate this time. My question is, why invite such a mess? Obama can be sworn in some other venue like an underground bunker. We have the ability to broadcast video over television and the Internet.
There is no magic about taking an oath of office as millions of soldiers, cops and politicians have done it. There’s no need to make this such a big deal especially when government is virtually bankrupt. Is any American President’s inauguration worthy of an outdoor spectacle costing well into the tens of millions of dollars?
I can’t imagine so many people are willing to stand for hours out in the cold to watch anyone doing anything especially when they are not going to be close enough to see anything anyway. They undoubtedly will have large TV screens everywhere which begs the question, why not watch TV at home instead?
As for this inauguration, if I can’t get close enough to Obama to throw my shoes at him, I ain’t goin'.